Frances de Larminat (b. 1991)

Born in Argentina, I grew up in Patagonia, Oaxaca, France, and Los Angeles where I focused mostly on classical ballet. I started training dance professionally with former NDT Creative Director, Glenn Edgerton at The Colburn Institute in Los Angeles and at the age of 17, moved to NYC as a four-time fellowship recipient at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Alongside performing, I experimented with photography and film, studying Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and graduated from the Creative Practice Program at The International Center of Photography/Bard College in 2015. I am currently an MFA candidate in film at The Vermont College of Fine Art and an MA candidate in Screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland in the UK.

My work primarily focuses on the human relationship to nature while experimenting with dance-related appraoches to cinematic storytelling.

Most recently, my experimental short film, Annabelle, premiered at the 2019 Revelation Perth Int Film Festival in Australia. My short script, One Day, (currently in pre-production) was an official selection and quarterfinalist at the Oscar-qualifying 2019 Hollyshorts screenplay competition, and my short film Beekeeping, is an official selection at the San Fransisco independent film festival.